In 2000, Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) distributed copies of his album Dalama… The End’n is Just the Beginnin’ at a Cambodian New Year party in Long Beach (CA). The album made its way to Phnom Penh, received extensive airplay, and became number one in Cambodia — all unbeknownst to the artist. With lyrics in Khmer and English, and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Ly’s Dalama was not only credited with introducing hip hop to Cambodia; it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.
Ly’s particular hip hop journey from the Killing Fields to Long Beach and back again will serve as the basis for a blended performance/lecture.
Please note that due to the nature of the performance, this is a standing room only event. Seating will not be provided. We appreciate your understanding.
The previous night on April 9, Asia Society will screen The Missing Picture, a haunting and unconventional recounting of Pol Pot’s eradication of millions in Cambodia.
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